John discussing details of a new project with Selznick students: Katie Pratt and Connor Simon
In 2016 MTS began a unique cooperative initiative with the internationally acclaimed George Eastman Museum. The Museum runs the Jeffrey L. Selznick School of Film Preservation. Students from around the world attend the school to learn media preservation. From there, select students are hand picked by the Director of the school to work at Media Transfer Service. The relationship is a "win-win". Young professionals working towards a masters degree in the preservation field get real world work experience, a great job reference and income to help defer their schooling expense. They also gain new concepts and skills to equip them to be as well rounded as possible in the preservation field. MTS gets qualified employees who are already up to speed and require very little training. This gives us the unique flexibility to adjust our workforce so that we can accommodate any sized project that comes into house, with conversion service pricing that is extremely competitive in comparison to other facilities our size. To date the cooperative exchange program has been a huge success.  

With a new location, came a new program and new partners…

A New Location for MTS

With the increase in business, average project size and amount of equipment acquired, MTS moved into the Eyer Building in East Rochester in 2015. In 2014 the building was totally gutted and rebuilt. One year and 10 million dollars in improvements replaced all building structures with an all-steel infrastructure, fireproof materials, all new electrical, plumbing and computerized HVAC systems. New fire suppression and video security systems were also installed. The building's construction is concrete, cinder block and brick with 18" thick concrete floors between each level, making the building extremely stable and virtually fireproof. The building is owned and managed by the Town/Village of East Rochester, so it is very secure and very well maintained. With the Police Department in the same building and the Fire Department right next door, we feel very comfortable about keeping our client's materials safe. Located on the third floor, well above any potential for natural disaster flooding, our new 2,200 square foot facility has an additional video surveillance system and our own HVAC system separate from the main building. Client projects are stored in a dedicated and secured room which offers a secondary fire barrier, protection from the offices sprinkler system and is accessed only by security keypad. Our floor plan layout is designed so that visiting clients cannot view any of the materials being digitized unless escorted and all computers that ingest content are detached from any computer network and the internet, to insure we follow all HIPAA and HiTech regulations.

About Media

Transfer Service

Who’s Behind MTS?

Media Transfer Service founder, John Schroth, is a Rochester, NY native and a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Audiovisual Presentation and Production. John has spent his entire career, over 35 years, working with audiovisual media. In 2002, John founded Media Transfer Service, taking a "no compromise" approach to building his company, insisting on the best equipment and transfer methods available to suit his client's diverse needs. Although our company continues to grow, our fundamental philosophy has been the same. Corporate or consumer, large client or small - the same care, dedication, quality and attention to detail, goes into every job we do. 
John with our archival grade Ampex ATR reel-to-reel playback deck, custom-built for MTS by Mike Spitz at ATR Services.
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John with Selznick students Conner Simon and Katie Pratt discussing plans before beginning a new project in house
Copyright © 2018 Media Transfer Service, LLC. All rights Reserved

About Media Transfer Service

Who’s Behind MTS?

Media   Transfer   Service   founder,   John   Schroth,   is   a Rochester,     NY     native     and     a     graduate     of     the Rochester    Institute    of    Technology    with    a    BS    in Audiovisual   Presentation   and   Production.   John   has spent   his   entire   career,   over   35   years,   working   with audiovisual   media.   In   2002,   John   founded   Media Transfer      Service,      taking      a      "no      compromise" approach   to   building   his   company,   insisting   on   the best   equipment   and   transfer   methods   available   to suit     his     client's     diverse     needs.     Although     our company     continues     to     grow,     our     fundamental philosophy     has     been     the     same.     Corporate     or consumer,   large   client   or   small   -   the   same   care, dedication,    quality    and    attention    to    detail,    goes into every job we do.  
John with our archival grade Ampex ATR reel-to-reel playback deck, custom-built for MTS by Mike Spitz at ATR Services.

A New Location for MTS

With   the   increase   in   business,   average   project   size and   amount   of   equipment   acquired,   MTS   moved into   the   Eyer   Building   in   East   Rochester   in   2015.   In 2014   the   building   was   totally   gutted   and   rebuilt. One   year   and   10   million   dollars   in   improvements replaced    all    building    structures    with    an    all-steel infrastructure,       fireproof       materials,       all       new electrical,      plumbing      and      computerized      HVAC systems.   New   fire   suppression   and   video   security systems      were      also      installed.      The      building's construction    is    concrete,    cinder    block    and    brick with   18"   thick   concrete   floors   between   each   level, making   the   building   extremely   stable   and   virtually fireproof.   The   building   is   owned   and   managed   by the    Town/Village    of    East    Rochester,    so    it    is    very secure   and   very   well   maintained.   With   the   Police Department    in    the    same    building    and    the    Fire Department      right      next      door,      we      feel      very comfortable   about   keeping   our   client's   materials safe. Located   on   the   third   floor,   well   above   any   potential for   natural   disaster   flooding,   our   new   2,200   square foot    facility    has    an    additional    video    surveillance system   and   our   own   HVAC   system   separate   from the   main   building.   Client   projects   are   stored   in   a dedicated     and     secured     room     which     offers     a secondary   fire   barrier,   protection   from   the   offices sprinkler   system   and   is   accessed   only   by   security keypad.   Our   floor   plan   layout   is   designed   so   that visiting    clients    cannot    view    any    of    the    materials being   digitized   unless   escorted   and   all   computers that     ingest     content     are     detached     from     any computer   network   and   the   internet,   to   insure   we follow all HIPAA and HiTech regulations.
In   2016   MTS   began   a   unique   cooperative   initiative with   the   internationally   acclaimed   George   Eastman Museum.   The   Museum   runs   the   Jeffrey   L.   Selznick School   of   Film   Preservation.   Students   from   around the     world     attend     the     school     to     learn     media preservation.   From   there,   select   students   are   hand picked    by    the    Director    of    the    school    to    work    at Media   Transfer   Service.   The   relationship   is   a   "win- win".     Young     professionals     working     towards     a masters   degree   in   the   preservation   field   get   real world   work   experience,   a   great   job   reference   and income   to   help   defer   their   schooling   expense.   They also   gain   new   concepts   and   skills   to   equip   them   to be   as   well   rounded   as   possible   in   the   preservation field.   MTS   gets   qualified   employees   who   are   already up    to    speed    and    require    very    little    training.    This gives     us     the     unique     flexibility     to     adjust     our workforce   so   that   we   can   accommodate   any   sized project    that    comes    into    house,    with    conversion service    pricing    that    is    extremely    competitive    in comparison   to   other   facilities   our   size.   To   date   the cooperative    exchange    program    has    been    a    huge success.  

With a new location, came a new program

and new partners…

John with Selznick students Conner Simon and Katie Pratt discussing plans before beginning a new project in house
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Media Transfer Service 317 Main Street Eyer Building - 3rd floor East Rochester, NY 14445 (585) 248-4908